Gaurakshak award

Updated Jun 19, 2017 · 10:29 am



Gaurakshaks get awards at a conference on cows at the Bombay Stock Exchange.

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, whose Virat Hindustan Sangam organised the event, called for a national tax to fund cow shelters.


Gaurakshaks who waylay meat transporters were given awards as loud chants of “Jai GoMata” rent their air.


BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Sunday called for a cess to be imposed for funding gaushalas across the country. “In 1962 when China attacked India, an appeal was made to contribute to the defence fund. That is the mood of the country now. If we ask to pay Re 1 on petrol for gaushalas, the country will be flooded with money.” Swamy was speaking at a national conference for cow protection organised by the Virat Hindustan Sangam at the Bombay Stock Exchange on Dalal Street on Sunday. He added, “Cow production cess will be applied to all, Hindus and Muslims, since we tax everybody equally.”


Three brown cows stood at the entrance of the country’s premier stock exchange as gaurakshaks, businessmen, spiritual leaders, politicians, senior citizens and small-time cow shelter owners attended the conference. “Gaurakshaks are performing a great service. We must give them a certification. A national cadre called Gaurakshaks of Hindustan must be made,” said the BJP leader.Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Ahir, among the dignitaries at the conference, said it is difficult for farmers to afford old cows which stop milking. “I proposed to use 7 crore hectare of forest land for cow sanctuary. If we want to protect cows, a demand should be made to the government. People should ask the government to create a cow sanctuary just like a tiger sanctuary,” said Ahir, adding that gaushalas are overflowing and a farmer will be forced to sell his cow if no other provision is made to safeguard them. “We have raised enough awareness about cow slaughter. Now we should generate forest grass as fodder for cows,” added Ahir.Several speakers gave suggestions about how to protect cows.


Three other “delegates” were tethered to the gate of the stock exchange for a photo op. This family of Gir cows named Narasimha, Gaurang and Gaurangi was brought in from Talaseri near Dahanu by the monks of ISKCON. These seemed to have received safe passage from the gaurakshak brigade.




Gir-Cows at BSE
swamy feeding cow at BSE

 Gir Cows waiting outside Bombay Stock Exchange

 BJP Leader greet the Gir Cows at the entrance of Bombay Stock Exchange


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